Art and object handling

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Art and object handling

Dates: 7-10 OCTOBER 2013
Course code: PC1302a (3 day course)
Non-residential fee: £399

The course is designed to offer participants guidance and practice in established methods for the handling, packing, storage and display of paintings and sculpture. On the first day, after discussing the principles of art handling, health and safety and manual lifting, there will be an introduction to audio-visual maintenance, 16 mm projector training and DVD player and projector set-up. There will be a talk on the preventive conservation of paintings in the evening. The second day deals with transport and packing and with preventive conservation and sculpture, with a talk on works on paper in the evening. The third day deals with picture and sculpture handling, gallery work, layout and rewrapping.

Course leader: John Bracken. John has 30 years' experience in the art world and a strong practical foundation in all aspects of the handling, installation and transit of artworks. He spent 16 years at the Tate, the last five as Operations Manager for their Collection Centre. In 2005 he left the Tate to set up Patina Art Collection Care Limited.
Tutors: A team of acknowledged experts in their respective fields covering works on paper, paintings and sculpture.

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